State Representative Justin Holland Authors Monumental School Finance Legislation

(AUSTIN, TX – March 5, 2019) Today, State Representative Justin Holland (R-Rockwall) authored House Bill 3 which invest $9 billion in funding, above the current enrollment growth and current law entitlement, towards student achievement, teacher quality and property tax reform. Following the bill’s filling, Representative Holland was proud to join dozens of fellow House colleagues […]

State Rep. Justin Holland Files School Safety Bill

(AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 31, 2019)¬†Today, State Representative Justin Holland (R- Rockwall) filed House Bill 1269, relating to the prohibition of student instruction while a school campus is a polling place. “As a father of two young daughters, school safety is a top priority on my legislative portfolio,” said Representative Holland. “Despite the rising concern […]

Rep. Justin Holland Announces Bill Portfolio for 86th Legislative Session

(AUSTIN, TX – Jan. 17, 2019)¬†Yesterday, State Representative Justin Holland (R- Rockwall) filed House Bill 852, relating to information a municipality may consider in determining the amount of certain building permit inspections. “Currently, the Texas Constitution requires municipalities to base the cost of building permits and inspection fees on the cost to perform the inspections,” […]

Meet Austin, Blue Ribbon News Pet of the Week

(ROCKWALL, TX – Jan. 18, 2016) Meet Austin! He somehow lost two toes and broke his rear leg on his adventures. Both injuries are weeks old and can’t be repaired. To ensure the leg will not cause him any further pain or injury, he will have it amputated soon. Austin is a happy little guy, […]

Lone Star CASA urges legislators to keep Child Welfare Reform a state priority

ROCKWALL, TX (Feb. 20, 2015) Lone Star CASA joined more than 300 CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) volunteers, board members and staff from across the state at the Capitol recently to speak up for children in the child welfare system. Seven representatives from the program traveled to Austin as part of CASA Day at the […]

Rockwall-Heath Youth & Gov’t students garner medals at State Conference

Rockwall-Heath Youth & Gov’t students garner medals at State Conference

ROCKWALL (February 6, 2014) The Rockwall-Heath High School Youth and Government Mock Legislature team had a very successful trip to Austin. The students start in August by writing bills, they debate their bills on a district level, and then they have the opportunity to present their bills at the YMCA Youth and Government State Conference. […]

Rockwall Pets expands management team

Rockwall Pets expands management team

(ROCKWALL-March 5, 2013) Rockwall Pets, a No Kill rescue and advocacy organization, is proud to announce two new members of its management team. Beth Cansler is now foster coordinator, and Christina Arriaga has been promoted from Dallas rescue coordinator to the organization’s overall rescue coordinator. Cansler oversees the expanding foster operation, coordinating housing for rescued […]